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A Designer’s Code of Ethics

Ik ben deels afgekapt op werk omdat de ethiek en menselijkheid ver te zoeken was en als die er was altijd in conflict was met de bottom line. Ik heb een drastische keus gemaakt om mij hiervoor niet meer te lenen en alleen nog maar mensen te helpen.

Steeds meer zie ik dat professionals inzien dat de weg zonder moraal tot vernietiging leidt van menselijkheid en de planeet. Een mooi voorbeeld is deze post van Mike Monteiro. Een ervaren designer.

  • Before you are a designer, you are a human being. Like every other human being on the planet, you are part of the social contract.
  • Every human being on this planet is obligated to do our best to leave this planet in better shape than we found it. Designers don’t get to opt out.
  • A broken gun is better designed than a working gun.
  • Design is a discipline of action. You are responsible for what you put into the world.
  • We need to fear the consequences of our work more than we love the cleverness of our ideas.
  • You’re not hired to just dig a ditch, but to evaluate the economic, sociological, and ecological impact of that ditch. If the ditch fails those tests, it’s your job to destroy the shovels.
  • Design is the intentional solution to a problem within a set of constraints. To know whether you are properly solving those problems you need to meet the people who are having them.
  • “When you call something an edge case, you’re really just defining the limits of what you care about.” – Eric Meyer
  • Just as a rising tide affects all boats, taking a shit in the pool affects all swimmers.
  • Making space at the table for people who society has historically kept down. We must make space for traditionally marginalized voices to be heard in the profession. Diversity leads to better outcomes and solutions.
  • Have you veered off course? Correct it.
  • Is your workplace an unethical hellmouth? Get another one.

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